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    Should I have the surgery to fix the problem below l4,l5 aaaaaand the loose screw?
    williecoyote posted:
    I guess I'm just not sure what to do next as the surgeon told me there is a problem below where the l4, l5 fusion causing the pain down my rt. leg I am also getting cramps in both feet and charlie horses in my legs. The other concern is the loose screw and what it is doing and what damage is permanent, I guess a good talk with my health care team is in order
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Williecoyote -

    having surgery done is really gonna have to be your decision - I know it's a big step. I'm looking at having surgery L4-L5 - another fusion - and I'm getting several opinions so I know what Im up against.

    Before you have surgery be sure it's with a spine specialist that you are comfy with and that you trust him/her. Make sure also that you have several opinions from both Orthopedic Spine Specialist and Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist - this way you will know what you are up against.

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